Mai Kuraki

倉木麻衣, Mai Aono (青野真衣)
Birth:Oct 28, 1982
Years active:1999-Present
Hometown:Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Japanese pop singersongwriter She was influenced at an early age by Whitney Houstons singing and Michael Jacksons dancing. In her second year of junior high school she submitted a demo tape to the Giza Studio recording label and won a contract. She debuted in the United States in 1999 with the song Baby I Like released as Mai K. Her first Japanese single Love Day After Tomorrow was released later in the year. It sold 1385190 copies in Japan. The success of her debut was quickly followed by her second single Stay by my side which become her first no.1 single and eventually sold 922140 copies. Mais third single Secret of my Heart was also very successful reaching no.2 on the Oricon Weekly Ranking At this week Masaharu Fukuyamas biggest hit single Sakurasaka was number 1 which sold 2299000 copies. The single charted for sixteen weeks and sold 968980 copies. A few weeks before the release of her debut album Mai released her fourth single Never Gonna Give You Up featuring Michael Africk. The single peaked at 2 and sold 434250 copies. Year 2002 was a year of success for Mai Kuraki. January that year Winter Bells the 10th opening theme for the popular anime Detective Conan reached the top position of the Oricon charts. FT Shiseido chose Feel fine as the theme song for its 100 year celebration campaign. The single release of the song briefly held the daily top spot against Ayumi Hamasakis Free Easy but lost out the weekly top spot. On 25 July 2017 she was awarded a Guinness World Record for singing the most theme songs in a single anime series Meitantei Conan Source: Wikipedia